Saturday, July 23, 2011

Introducing Baby to Quinoa

This morning I gave my little guy quinoa for the first time. Quinoa can be introduced to your baby's diet at 8 months (always check with your pediatrician though). Quinoa is a super nutritious grain that is jam packed with iron, fiber, calcium, protein, and all sorts of other essential nutrients for your little one. Quinoa can be served as finger food, or pureed. It is super versatile and can be mixed with practically anything, so I'm super excited to start experimenting with this amazing grain!

Here's how I introduced quinoa:

2 tbls cooked quinoa pureed
1 banana mashed

*FYI I always forget to mention this, but all of my ingredients are organic*

Cook quinoa according to directions on box (usually 15 minutes on the stove top, or 6-8 minutes in the microwave). I made 1 cup of quinoa and stored it in the fridge. It will last a few days in there, so I can take what I need per recipe. Once quinoa is cooked, let cool, and then puree with filtered water until you get the desired texture. Put 2 tbls quinoa puree in a bowl and add a whole banana, and then mash. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Cool blog. I have been doing a lot of baby food making myself. No mixtures yet, just introducing all the foods first. But, looking forward to baby food recipes! I never thought to make pureed quinoa, good idea. I found your blog from Bloggy Moms. -Jessica

  2. Thanks Jessica! I hope your little one likes the quinoa! Let me know if you come up with any yummy mixtures for your little one, I'll post it and give you credit :)


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